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Mass Timber Construction - TMBR


While no outlines currently exist for this course, below are the course learning outcomes/competencies.

Course Learning Outcomes/Competencies

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

Fire Protection

  • Explain difference between British Columbia Building Code and Fire Code as it relates to buildings under construction and post occupancy.
  • Explain two pathways to building code compliance through alternative solutions and acceptable solutions.
  • Explain the primary means to achieving fire safety in buildings.
  • Explain how fire resistance of building components is determined and prescribed by the building code.
  • Describe difference between light frame construction and mass timber construction from fire performance point of view.
  • Explain how mass timber performs in fire and how charring can be accounted for.
  • Describe methods to increase the fire resistance of mass timber construction.
  • Describe methods of fire protection during construction of mass timber buildings.


  • Describe the basic concepts of building acoustics.
  • Describe how noise moves through the building - understand difference between airborne and structureborne noise as well as direct and flanking noise transmission.
  • Recognize the British Columbia Building Code acoustic requirements for sound insulation flanking.
  • Explain the difference between the light frame construction and mass timber construction from acoustic performance point of view.
  • Understand the typical sound insulation performance for various mass timber assemblies.
  • Explain how building code compliance can be achieved in mass timber construction.
  • Understand how sound insulation performance is tested.
  • Identify primary building features which will affect the sound isolation performance and how sound isolation performance can be improved in a mass timber construction.
  • Explain how installation details may affect the sound isolation performance and recognize industry best practices for mass timber construction.

Effective as of Winter 2021

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